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I hate to say it, but quality of pet food is a big concern. Quality of the ingredients matters. Cats can also be allergic just as people are. My youngest is allergic to eggs. Wheat gluten, corn, soy and milk are also common allergens.

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You know, guys, I've been reading up on this and it seems that this sort of disorder is happening these days more and more frequently. It makes me wonder just how much of it is from the environment or the food we have been feeding our little ones.

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3/31/12 12:53 P

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Keep us updated regarding what the Vet Neuro recommends. I sincerely hope it isn't a seizure disorder...those are so tough. I lost my dog to seizures when he was only 4˝ years old.

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3/30/12 2:30 P

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PATCHESOK - it does seem like epilepsy, doesn't it? So, off the the beurologist, we go! Pretty sure it is not the heater vent, since we have electric heat. Sorry to hear your pup was going through seizures - poor little one! It just hurts so much to see our animal children go through all this.

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3/29/12 7:51 P

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I am so sorry your baby is havingbthis problem. To me it sounds alot like what my puppy (grown but still my puppy) went thru. He would get wobbly and then upset as well. He would get so upset it woild affect his breathing. We would have to talk him thru it, his houts lasted bout an hour as well. After a few seizures our vet diagnosed him with epilepsy. We have medication for it but held off going that route till it was absolutely necessary. Talking him thru and making him feel secure seemed to work best for him. Also i wonder if maybe since she is lying by the vent if maybe you have a carbon monoxide issue going on. Have you checked your heater? I hope you find a solution soon and your baby begins to feel better.

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3/28/12 1:05 P

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Tracybelle and others - all good questions and thoughts! Thank you!

Yes, epilepsy is a possibility.
The other medical condition mentioned, too. We've thought of that, and the neurologist seems the best person to consider it, since the vet couldn't tell from what options are given her.

As to Beee's past, she was domesticated/feral when I found her at 8 weeks.

Distemper exposure? Maybe...not. Her mum was a domestic that had been abandoned and took up residence in a warehouse and sort of stayed just out of reach but visible (you know how scaredy cats hide), We have no idea whether the mum was ever immunized or if so, how long before Beee's birth that it had been, but I'm pretty sure it had been a while. But when we DID finally get ahold of her mum, she was in reasonably good health.

Your support is so appreciated! I will keep you all informed as more is learned of my poor baby girl.

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oh sweet Beee I am sure you are so worried about your furry baby! I hope that they find out what is causing this!

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3/27/12 10:09 P

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Oh, poor baby; my heart goes out to her. Could she be having bouts of epilepsy? I have no experience with the condition but from the way you describe her symptoms reminds me of what I've heard about it.

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3/27/12 8:46 P

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Is it possible she is having small strokes? It doesn't seem likely but just a thought. Poor baby.

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3/27/12 8:05 P

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Poor Beee...you know she has to be frustrated by not having fine motor skills. Keep cameras handy, and take video of the event, if you can. That might help your Vet or the Vet Neurologist nail down the root cause. Two things that come to mind are a possible inner ear infection, in which case, a quick course of antibiotics would do the trick. Alternately, what do you know about Beee's kittenhood? If she was exposed to disptemper in utero, she may have a mild form of cerebellar hypoplasia, which is just now manifesting (but this is highly unusual, because it usually shows up right after birth, due to being a congenital disease). It does sound more like a seizure-type disorder though.

The neurologist would honestly be your best bet. Good luck to you and Beee in hopes of finding a diagnosis, and a suitable treatment, if possible!
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About a year ago, my mix cat, Beee (a 12 year old lady) became mysteriously ill. She was lethargic and bit urpy, so she layed around most of the day. In the evening, she camped out by the heater vent (not too close). When she sat up, she started wobbling to an fro, like she had a gentle form of Parkinson's. Then when she tried to walk, she couldn't get all her limbs to operate and this scared her. She started flopping around, trying to stand and run. She was conscious the whole time and it appeared everything from the chest up was working fine. We took her to the emergency vet immediately, but by the time we got there, the symptoms had gone. the whole episode lasted about an hour, from inception to normality. The vet ran a urine analysis and blood tests galore, but could find nothing wrong with her, except a small bit of dehydration.

Leap forward about 3/4 year. It happened again. This time, she voided her bladder while she was having this "seizure". Again, she was fine in about an hour.

A week ago, it happened again. And again, the vet could find nothing wrong. No dehydration this time, no diabetes, no clues at all. Vet suggested a neurologist visit. I might take her up on that.

Anyone else have this problem before? I am so concerned about Beee - I want her to be well. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

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